Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named "Employer of the Year" in the large firm category by the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Kirkland was recognized for sustaining a work environment that promotes a balance among work, family and life.
Eva H. Davis, a partner in Kirkland's Los Angeles office, accepted the award on the Firm's behalf on April 8, 2006, at the "Balancing Career & Family: A Work/Life Symposium" co-sponsored by BHBA and Pepperdine Law Review. The one-day conference held at Pepperdine University combined the best legal scholars and experts in various professional fields to consider the work/life challenge. Calista Flockhart, a single mother and Hollywood actress, was featured as the keynote speaker.
"Kirkland & Ellis recognizes that it is challenging for our attorneys to maintain a healthy balance between family and career," said Ms. Davis. "We strive to provide a strong, supportive work environment that allows our attorneys to maintain that important balance. We are thankful to the Beverly Hills Bar Association for recognizing our work/life balance initiatives by awarding us with its `Employer of the Year Award.'"
Kirkland's initiatives include the Women's Leadership Initiative, the Parenting Link Initiative, a fully paid Maternity/Paternity Leave Policy, the Alternative Work Schedule (including proportional pay for proportional work), the Back-up Child Care Policy, a breastfeeding support program and the Dependent Care Assistance Program. In addition, the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation contributes to various nonprofit groups that directly or indirectly benefit work-life balance initiatives.Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,100-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, restructuring, tax, litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Munich, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.